STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Bible is God’s Word; we can rely on it to guide us.
The Holy Scriptures in the Old and New Testaments, as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, wholly true and entirely trustworthy. They are the supreme, eternal authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21; Psalm 119:160; Hebrews 4:12
There is one true God, who is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
There is one living and true God, the Creator of all things, who is eternal and exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1; John 1:1–3; Matthew 3:16–17; John 10:30; John 15:26; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.
Jesus Christ is God embodied in the flesh. He is the Lord over all creation and the head of the Church, and we are called to submit to Him in every part of our lives. He was fully God and fully human, was born to a virgin, lived a sinless human life and performed divine miracles. Through His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension and His work as the only mediator between God and all humanity, He has given us the gift of salvation. He now intercedes for us at the right hand of the Father and will come again in power and glory. John 1:1–4; Colossians 1:15–20; Romans 10:9–10; Hebrews 7:25–27
The Holy Spirit lives in us, enabling us to follow Christ.
The Holy Spirit is God and the giver of life. The Spirit is sent from the Father and the Son, spoke through the prophets, unifies the Church and provides spiritual gifts designed to build up the Body of Christ. The Spirit dwells in believers, intercedes on their behalf, seals their salvation and enables and empowers them to witness to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ and live a godly life. John 14:26; Luke 12:11–12; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 12:4–11; Romans 8:10–16, 26–27; Ephesians 1:13–14; Titus 3:5
Every person is made in God’s image, but because of sin, every person needs salvation.
Every person is created in God’s image and designed to have a relationship with God. But because of both original and personal sin, that relationship is broken, and all of humanity is separated from God, who is the source of all life. Therefore, everyone deserves God’s judgment and needs His salvation. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3–6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8
We are saved by grace, through faith in Christ, not by anything we can do.
We are saved by God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ and His blood that was shed on the cross, not through anything we can do on our own. The Holy Spirit calls us to repent and have faith in Jesus Christ, whose death and resurrection secures our salvation.
Ephesians 2:8–9; 1 John 1:9; Romans 3:21–28; Romans 5:1–11; John 3:16
The dead will be resurrected.
The resurrection of both the lost and the saved will occur when Christ returns. Those who are lost will go to eternal punishment, but those who are saved in Christ will be resurrected to eternal life with God. John 5:28–29; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17; Revelation 20:12–15; 1 Peter 1:3–5
We are called to be unified in Christ with all believers.
We are called to be one in Christ as the Church, the Body of Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 4:4–6; John 17:18–23; 1 Corinthians 12:12–13, 25–26; Romans 12:4–5
We are called to work with one another to share the message of the Gospel.
The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the good news of salvation through Jesus to the world, to make disciples of all people, to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and to teach those who believe to obey everything Christ commands. Matthew 28:18–20, Acts 1:8; John 20:21; Romans 10:14–15; 2 Corinthians 5:19–20; Isaiah 42:6–7